What Is The Average Amount Of Compensation For Whiplash?
How much Compensation could you get for your Whiplash Claim?
If you have suffered a Whiplash Injury you could be wondering to yourself, ‘what is the average amount of compensation for whiplash?’, and what you are entitled to.
The amount of compensation you are able to obtain depends on the seriousness of the injuries. It also depends on the impact on you and your day to day life. The amount of compensation therefore that you can get can vary from case to case.
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A whiplash injury can be extremely painful and very upsetting, if you are wondering what to do after a car accident, then you are in the right place! We are Solicitors that specialise in Whiplash Injury Claims. We can help you claim compensation at no cost to you.
We can fast-track your claim to ensure that you receive your compensation as quickly as possible. We make sure you keep 100% of your compensation settlement
What Is The Average Amount Of Compensation For Whiplash?
The average amount of compensation for whiplash will vary from case to case depending upon the seriousness of the injuries. As a rough guide for compensation payments for whiplash injuries they are usually between £500 up to £12,000. This depends upon the seriousness of the injury.
If you have been in a serious accident and have sustained a more serious whiplash injury that will last for a number of years and has affected your work and hobbies, then your claim is going to be worth significantly more. Your claim will likely be over £10,000 as a result of that.
Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents where the impact of the collision causes the head to move suddenly. This causes stretching and damage to the ligaments and muscles in the neck causing the whiplash symptoms. Whiplash is also seen in slipping or tripping accidents where someone has lost their footing or tripped over and their head has moved violently as a result of the fall and they often suffer from a sore neck as a result.
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We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation. Be careful because not all solicitors out there will do this.
Some solicitors will try to take a portion of your compensation settlement to go towards their fees. This means that you get less compensation. We do not do this. We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation after an accident.
If you have been involved in an accident, and are suffering whiplash, then call us to discuss your case free of charge. Hopefully we will be able to answer any questions that you have and make sure that you make the right decision for you and your family after an accident.
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Whiplash Compensation Settlement – £5,300
A recent case that we dealt with was for a client who was on a bus which was involved in an accident. He sustained whiplash injuries and went to A&E for treatment and was given painkillers. His whiplash symptoms continued for some time. We obtained a medical report which advised that his symptoms were likely to continue for about a year or so before he would fully recover.
Our experts entered negotiations with the insurance company. We were able to secure compensation settlement of £5,300 for our client for the whiplash that he sustained.
This gives you an idea of the kind of compensation settlements that are available in an accident where someone has suffered a whiplash injury.
Car Accident Compensation Settlement – £8,000
Our client was stationary in her car at a set of lights, when another car drove at speed into the rear of her car. This caused her significant injury and bad upset after the accident. We obtained for her a medical report regarding her whiplash injuries and for the upset and anxiety that she suffered from after the accident. Thankfully she did not have any loss of earnings as her employer paid her in full during her time after the accident.
We entered negotiations with the insurance company. We were able to secure a car accident compensation settlement of £8,000 which took into account her whiplash injuries and also her psychological upset after the accident.
Overtaking Accident Compensation Settlement – £16,000
Our client was returning home from work when a vehicle coming in the opposite direction drove into his car in a head on collision whilst trying to overtake another vehicle. This was a very serious accident. A lot of damage was done to our client’s car which was a write off. Thankfully our client was not too seriously hurt. He was able to continue with his day to day life as best he could after the accident. He did have to take nearly a year off work after the accident and we helped him with a loss of earnings claim for the money he lost during the period he was not working.
We obtained an orthopaedic report regarding his injuries and entered negotiations with the insurance company for both his injuries and his loss of earnings after the accident.
We were able to settle the case for £16,000. In this accident the whiplash injuries were severe and the medical report we obtained stated that the symptoms would continue for nearly 2 years before our client would have fully recovered. This is reflected in the compensation settlement that we were able to secure. It also included his loss of earnings after the accident.
We hope that these examples give you an idea of what kind of compensation settlements are available in these kind of accidents.
What Can I Claim For?
After an accident if you have suffered a whiplash injury the first thing that you can claim for is the physical injuries that you have sustained which include the pain you have in your neck which often radiates into the shoulder and back. We will pursue a compensation claim for the physical injuries. The compensation can vary widely from case to case and from person to person. For example, if you have a lot of hobbies such as sporting activities or you look after children and these are badly affected by the accident, then this will be taken into account in calculating your compensation settlement.
Another common aspect of a whiplash claim is psychological upset or anxiety after an accident. A car accident can be very frightening and leave people traumatised and shaken up. It can take them months to properly recover from. We would encourage you to go to your doctor if you are suffering from these kinds of symptoms to get proper treatment. This also ensures that this is documented in your medical records. We are able to get a psychiatric report for you which details the upset that you have and the anxiety. This will also be included as part of your whiplash compensation claim.
A further common element of a whiplash compensation claim is loss of earnings. Often people are not able to work for a number of weeks after a car accident because of the pain that they are suffering from. If you have lost out on wages or you have been put on Statutory Sick Pay because of your absence from work we will claim, on your behalf, the shortfall between your wages and what you have been paid through Statutory Sick Pay. This will mean that you are not left out of pocket after a car accident.
We specialise in helping people with whiplash injuries after an accident. We are dedicated to obtaining the maximum amount of compensation that we can for you in the quickest possible time. For that reason, we pursue every element of the claim. So no stone is left unturned. We will get for you the most compensation possible depending on the circumstances of your case.
Pre-Medical Compensation Offer
Some insurance companies will offer compensation in the region of £2,500 to £3,000 immediately after an accident without the need for getting a medical report. We have helped many clients obtain this and we have taken care of all aspects of the claim for them. Essentially what happens is that the insurance company will offer a sum between £2,500 to £3,000 to quickly resolve the claim without the need for us obtaining a medical report for you. This can be a very attractive option for clients. It means that they are able to obtain a significant sum of compensation very quickly after an accident and they do not have to be seen by a doctor or get a medical report.
There are limited circumstances in which this is appropriate however. First of all, it has to be clear who was at fault. Secondly the injuries sustained have to be relatively minor in nature.
It would not be appropriate to agree a pre-medical settlement in a case in which there are significant injuries and the claim is clearly worth a lot more. It is also important in most cases to obtain a medical report to ensure that there is nothing underlying or concerning regarding the injuries and the symptoms and pain that you might be suffering from.
If you have been in an accident and you think your injuries are relatively minor and you are not sure whether to make a claim, call us to discuss this. It may be the case where we are able to obtain for you a pre-medical offer and ensure that you get compensated swiftly after an accident.
Our solicitors in Belfast, and solicitors in Derry are experts that can help you obtain compensation for the injuries and suffering you have sustained. We can arrange a medical assessment of your injuries. We offer a Free Consultation. All Legal Costs / Fees are paid by the Insurance Company on the successful conclusion of your claim.
This means that making a successful Accident Claim will cost you nothing. We ensure that you will keep 100% of your compensation.
If you have been in an accident and you are not sure what your compensation claim would be worth – call us. Our experts will be happy to speak to you about your claim. We will be able to give you an idea of what your claim could be worth.
We specialise in all types of accident claims and have helped numerous people who have suffered from whiplash injuries.
Call us free of charge and provide us with details of the accident and the injuries you have suffered. We will then be able to give you a good idea of what your claim could be worth.
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